The Best in West Coast Florida Weddings

The Best in West Coast Florida Weddings

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Garden Vintage Reception at the Tampa Garden Club

Allie and Phil 
Navy, Blush and Gold

Selected Photos by Ailyn Latorre Photography

For any brides and grooms considering navy blue coupled with a finishing touch of blush, Allie and Phil's celebration at the Tampa Garden Center prove to be a timeless color combination.

The couple opted for a traditional church ceremony. Their theme was "vintage garden," so they were thankful to find that the Tampa Garden Club had floor to ceiling windows that offered spectacular  views without guests having to outside be in the muggy June heat.


The weather was pleasant enough for post ceremony pictures in the club's garden areas. Social hour was held in the conservatory.



We worked with Allie to incorporate vintage elements through the use of our in-house lace overlays and her tabletop accents.

One of our favorite florists, Carmen of Carmen's Flowers, created a garden-scape of bouquets and centerpieces with blush and ivory roses.

Guest tables were covered in floor length navy linens and topped with gold chargers and a combination of ours and Allie's gold votive holders surrounding the Carmen's urns of garden flowers.

Lace favor boxes and napkins pulled in the ivory from the gold chiavari chair cushions to put a perfect balance of color on each guest table. 

 Outside garden elements were reflected by various greenery items provided by A1 Foliage.

Many sweet memories from Allie and Phil's wedding!

Planning, Design, Coordination and Catering: Catering By Robert/Event Concepts . FL

Photography: Ailyn Latorre Photography

Fresh Flowers: Carmen's Flowers

Wedding Cake: Sweet Tweets Cakery

Foliage: A1 Foliage

DJ: Mike of Grant Hemmond

Videography: Storybook Wedding Video

Transportation: VIP Limo

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

There's Gold in The Vault

Belinda and Rico

Love is golden and if you are celebrating your wedding day in a restored bank building, the meaning goes deeper. Such was the regal reception for Belinda and Rico who chose gold and navy as their primary colors.

Selected Photos Courtesy of Jason Angelini Photography

Their wedding was held at St. Paul's Catholic Church in Carrollwood, while the reception was at The Vault in Downtown Tampa.

We were delighted to find out that one of our past clients, Thelma Uzonyi, was a bridesmaid. 

Social hour was held in the small park adjacent to the reception site. Although Belinda had reservations about activities outdoors in August, the shade and breeze off the channel created a pleasant atmosphere. 

For the main reception, guests entered into the lobby of The Vault where they signed in and retrieved their place cards.

Breath-taking views of the main reception floor were captured from the balcony where the bridal party could relax prior to the start of introductions. 

Belinda even had time to read through a special note before descending to the reception.

Although the couple had chosen to sit at a sweetheart table, they had their wedding party members close by at traditional long head tables on either side.

They alternated guest table centerpieces between romantic tall florals and our in-house white lanterns filled with fanciful ivory and pink garden blooms. Navy floor length cloths were accented with our gold charger plates. 

They chose a traditional wedding cake from Publix Greenwise Bakery and the family provided a special groom's cake.

We decorated the buffet station with a modern feel in gold, navy, and white.

The venue furnished the lighted bar and various lounge furnishings that surrounding the dance floor.

Guests enjoyed the Photo Booth located inside the actual bank vault.


First course included a plated salad of Wild Baby Greens with Cranraisins, Walnuts, and Raspberry Viniagrette dressing. The buffet dinner featured our popular large dish Paella. 

Thanks, Belinda and Rico for allowing us to be a part of your wedding day!

Planning, D├ęcor, Coordination, and Catering: Catering By Robert /Event Concepts. FL 

Photography: Jason Angelini 

Day of Coordinator: Kristen Hanson, Flawless Fetes

DJ Services: DeLite Entertainment
Fresh Florals: The Wedding Florist

Wedding Cake: Greenwise Publix

Video: Joseph Lazzara